Alejandro Cesarco


Alejandro Cesarco (b. 1975 in Montevideo, Uruguay, living and working in New York) in his films, interventions and installations draws on conceptual approaches, which are rich in references from art history, literature and pop culture. His works, mostly voice-based, explore practices of narration, translation and remembering. Here, Cesarco’s interest especially lies in the part, which cannot be translated, which escapes immediate understanding and remains opaque. The edition and anonymous drawing originate from some 1950s advertising. The three illustrated picture elements (two figures and the book pages) allegorize a “three fold present” (Augustine), in which the temporal dimensions of present / past / future have to be considered as equal with the subjective states of attention / memory / expectation. Cesarco is interested in contrasting the question of temporality in relation to other systematic processes, to think about which modes of attention / memory / expectation contemporary art produces and requires as conditions of its experience. In addition, Cesarco works as a curator. In 2011, he was awarded the Baloise Art Prize at Art Basel. Most recently, his works were shown at, among others, Národní Galerie, Prague (2016); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2013); Kunsthalle Zurich (2013); mumok, Vienna (2012); 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012); Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2011); 54th Venice Biennale (2011); Level 2 Gallery, Tate Modern, London (2010); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010).



The Illustrated Adventures of Attention, Memory and Expectation
2016, drawing on paper, 21 x 29.7 cm, 5 + 2 AP, initialized, dated and numbered
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